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Signs Your Car’s Battery Should be Replaced

Your car’s battery is an important component of several systems in your vehicle. A failing battery will give you several clues before it becomes critical to replace the battery.

Strange Odor

If you notice a rotten egg smell in your vehicle, it could be a sign of a failing battery. The sulfuric acid in the battery will give off a rotten egg smell that will become noticeable if that acid leaks out of the battery. If you smell this odor, be very careful when inspecting the battery and get it replaced as soon as possible.

Electrical Issues

If the electronics in your vehicle suddenly go haywire, a failing battery is likely the culprit. The battery powers all the electrical components in your vehicle, so if you notice your door locks, windows or stereo are not working correctly, a failing battery is likely the problem. It’s time to take the battery to your auto repair service center and have them evaluate the battery and suggest an appropriate replacement.

Poor Performance in Extreme Temperatures

Extreme temperatures, especially cold temps, can have a detrimental effect on your car’s battery function. If you notice you’re having trouble with any electrical systems when it’s cold out, a failing battery is a likely cause. It’s time to consider replacing the battery to give your vehicle the power it needs to work properly, no matter the temperature.

Difficult Engine Turnover

One of the most recognizable signs of a failing battery is a failure to start the engine. When a battery fails, it’s not putting out the same voltage. Depending on your vehicle, you may need significant voltage to get your car started and keep it running. A related sign of battery failure is if your vehicle stalls when you’re not riding the gas pedal. These are low voltage indicators, and you should take your vehicle to your auto repair service center to check the voltage on your battery.

In Marietta, GA, Rocco’s European Garage will be happy to inspect, evaluate, and help you choose a new battery for your vehicle. Call us today and make an appointment before your battery fails completely and leaves you stranded.

Written by Rocco's European Garage

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